Taking inspiration from a handful of 16×16 thin base plates and the wonderful world of Collectible Minifigures, Justin Winn presents Minifigure Street
With the varied characters of the Collectible Minifigures (CMF) series providing plenty of inspiration, I decided to build a series of six modular houses for six distinct pairs of minifigures. Each build starts with the same template so that the houses can be fixed together to form what I have named Minifigure Street.
Taking the concept one step further, I spent some time in a popular graphics editor to render the images as if they were real LEGO sets. Enjoy!
Minifigure Street #1 – Mr & Mrs Cave
The Caves’ residence looks a little cold and uninviting but they love the simplicity of their home. Mrs Cave has done some rudimentary gardening at the front where their pet dinosaur loves to play and, breaking with the tradition of cave dwellings, Mr Cave fitted a door to keep the heat in.
I love everything about these minifigures, and these versions are from 5004936 Iconic Cave which was a promotional set from 2017. The print designs on these minifigures are exquisite and are enhanced by the great hair pieces. Matching clubs are a great addition, and for this build I have added a T-bone red steak part as finishing touch – one of my favourite minifigure accessories.
Minifigure Street #2 – Mr & Mrs Disco
The Discos are excellent hosts and their parties are known to go on until the early hours, where they take it in turns to play music. Inspired by Tony Montana’s neoclassic mansion, the building features impressive glazing, a neat garden and a spacious roof terrace.
Disco Dude (CMF Series 2) and Disco Diva (CMF Series 13) should be a welcome addition to anyone’s minifigure collection if only for the amazing hair pieces. This build was a great excuse to use white bay window parts and pearl gold parts on the detail, but my favourite addition is the use of the white croissant part above the door.
Minifigure Street #3 – Mr & Mrs Ogre
The Ogres pride themselves on the work they have done to convert this castle ruin into their home. Pretty much the entirety of this build is made from materials scavenged and repurposed from parts of the ruined castle and its dungeon. The Ogres are particularly please with the lion head masonry piece that they found during one of their hunts.
Despite me naming this build the Ogres, the minifigures used are Cyclops (CMF Series 9) and Lady Cyclops (CMF Series 13), both of which are wonderful examples of LEGO Collectible Minifigures. The subtlety in different colour and design of the two cyclops helmet parts are very well executed, especially the lipstick print with the blue eyeshadow on the Lady Cyclops head part.
Check back tomorrow for the rest of Minifigure Street!
Check out more of Justin’s work on Flickr, where his handle is justin_m_winn.